tattoos for women—tiny birds, stars, hearts, and script designs—is being marketed for its feminine attributes of being dainty and pretty.
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“These tattoos were designed with me in mind,” Shelly Coffman, creator of the temporary Poppy Drops Lady-Like Tattoos, told Adweek Tuesday. “You can wear this on the weekend if you’re feeling a little edgy and still take it off before the business meeting on Monday.”
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But, in the day of Demi Lovato’s armful of birds and Megan Fox’s shoulder-blade poetry—and when more U.S. women than men are tattooed (23 percent vs. 19), according to a 2012 survey—is there really such a thing as a “lady-like” tattoo?
“This would have been a perfect idea in about 1978,” Margot Mifflin, author of the new Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, told Yahoo! Shine about the Poppy Drops idea. “Women don’t tend to get dainty tattoos like
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tattoos for women—tiny birds, stars, hearts, and script designs—is being marketed for its feminine attributes of being dainty and pretty.A new line of Read More »from Ladylike Tattoos: Are They a Thing?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Feb 26, 2013 12:40 PM ESTphoto: Aurora News 9
Sure, they’ve got “only” seven kids. But the Hendersons of Aurora, CO, featured this week on their local Colorado News 9, share much in common with America’s most famous supersize clan, the 19-kid Duggars, including a penchant for homeschooling, organized chores, higher learning and even names that begin with “J.” But in the Henderson household, being open minded and experiencing a mix of other cultures is of utmost importance, as is going off to college—even for mom—and playing in the family rock-and-jazz band.Read More »from Meet the New, Cool Duggars: The Hendersons of Colorado
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“Does that make us, like, the city-fied Duggars?” mom Janelle Henderson said to Yahoo! Shine with a chuckle. “I feel like part of my role is to show there are other kinds of homeschoolers,” she said, adding that she has friends who are actually more like the Duggars. “A kind of modern homeschooling.”
Being African-American, she also noted, makes their story unique. “You hear a lot about the disparities in education in
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:53 AM EST
GQ Funnyman of the Year 2012, natch) doled out such a litany of misogynistic cracks—on boobs, domestic violence, rape, eating disorders, Latina women and more—that it’s hard to know where to begin.It was more of a boys’ club than usual at the 85th annual Academy Awards Sunday, thanks to host Seth MacFarlane, who, predictably, worked his usual schtick to the max by using women as punch lines all night long (at least when he wasn't focused on Jews, blacks, gays and Abe Lincoln). But luckily, neither the audience nor the Twitterverse seemed amused. The “Family Guy” creator (and Read More »from Seth MacFarlane's Sexist Oscar Night: Why everyone is outraged
By Monday morning, critics around the country had weighed in on what went went so terribly wrong with MacFarlane's performance. "The evening’s misogyny involved a specific hostility to women in the workplace," The New Yorker's Amy Richardson wrote in a tirade against the host. And with regards to a particularly cringe-worthy joke about domestic violence, she added: "There are surely better things to joke about."
Paging Tyra Banks! 2011 fashion is calling!Read More »from Tyra Banks' Dead Fashion Site
That’s about the last time, by all appearances, that the model and entrepreneur gave any love to her website, TypeF, which launched in March of that year with big promises. But now it languishes without updates, a veritable time capsule of two-year-old trends.
“Saying that I am simply ‘involved’ in TypeF understates how connected I am to this online experience,” Banks had told Adweek shortly after the launch. She added that the site would reflect her ideals of what fashion should be: “fun, fierce, empowering, attainable, aspirational.”
Falling under that rubric, according to highlights on the website today, are colored jeans, belted sweaters, a minimalist wardrobe and hair with “side-swept layers”—all tips from 2011, despite being relabeled with “2013” on the homepage. Other gems include a slew of Fashion Week slide shows (from 2012) and an undated slide show of coats featuring a pre-pregnant Kate Middleton.
The YouTube channel for TypeF, a
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:32 PM EST
Badass superstar Jennifer Lawrence is the face of the new Christian Dior campaign, and the first photos, released today, are elegantly stunning. But there's a virtual catalog of previous shots, one more gorgeous than the next, dating back to the days before her Twilight fame. We've pulled together a look book, packed with plenty of eye candy to get you through to Lawrence's anticipated red carpet strut at the Academy Awards. (Just don't expect to see any shots from her early modeling days' Abercrombie & Fitch shoot, which, she told Conan recently, were never used due to her taking the "football" scenario a bit too seriously. "One girl screamed, 'Get her away from me!'" she admitted with a laugh. That's our girl.)--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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Photoshopped to Death: Do You Even Recognize Sarah Jessica Parker and These Other Celebrity Cover Girls?By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Beauty – Thu, Feb 21, 2013 4:36 PM EST
Glimpsing the barely recognizable face of Sarah Jessica Parker (at least we think it was her) on the March cover of Harper's Bazaar China reminded us of just how completely malleable celeb's photos can become in the hands of overeager designers. These 10 shockers represent some of the best (worst?) examples of airbrushing ever.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
- Berlin family of three has been living on practically nothing but love and the goodwill of others for more than two years and counting—not as a victims of the rough economy, but as activists who are on a money strike to protest what they call our “excess-consumption society.”A
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“As consumers, we support the system, and we are all responsible for making a wasteful society,” Raphael Fellmer, 29, told Yahoo! Shine. “This strike is to inspire other people to reflect about our other possibilities.”
Fellmer, who said he’d held jobs since he was 12 years old, began his protest after years of working in hotels, bars, restaurants and various offices. In 2010, after graduating from college in the Hague as a European Studies major, he and two friends embarked upon a 15-month “journey of humanity” to raise awareness of environmental destruction and of society’s many wastes, including estimates that about one-third of all Read More »from Family Lives Without Money—By Choice—and Thrives
Are Junk Food Makers Worse than Tobacco Industry Giants? How Fritos, Coke and Lunchables Vie for Addicts.By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Wed, Feb 20, 2013 4:07 PM EST
chips—or soda or pre-made lunch packs or probably any other processed-food you can think of, explains a very un-sugar-coated New York Times Magazine investigative piece set to hit stands this weekend.It’s far from an accident that you’re addicted to Read More »from Are Junk Food Makers Worse than Tobacco Industry Giants? How Fritos, Coke and Lunchables Vie for Addicts.
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In “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” previewed online now and adapted from his forthcoming book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Michael Moss delves deep into the long history of how snack food and beverage makers scheme with a mix of science, willful ignorance, and masterful marketing to sell mountains of their salty, sugary products.
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“What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort—taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles—to get people hooked on foods that are
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:35 PM EST
Guy Fieri just can’t catch a break. First, his new Manhattan restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, gets slammed with the worst (and funniest) review ever. Now the place is being raked through the coals by a jokester who created a bogus restaurant website—with a hilarious fake menu—simply by purchasing the restaurant’s domain name.Seems like Read More »from Guy Fieri Parody Menu Prompts Big Online Laughs, with a Side of Accusations
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“Guy Fieri didn't register his restaurant's domain name, so I picked it up. I think this new menu looks great,” tweeted Bryan Mytko, identified in his profile as a Brooklyn-based programmer. (While Mytko purchased this website, the restaurant itself uses this one.)
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While real menu items at Guy's include Dragon Chili Cheese Fries, Ain't No Thing Butta Chicken Wing and "Awesome" Pretzel Chicken Tenders, a choice item on the parody menu is Football: The Meal ($19.95). It's described as
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Feb 19, 2013 4:28 PM EST
The humble--and often not-so-humble--mom brag is alive and well, and celebrities are far from immune. Herewith, some A-list mommy tales of "smart," "mellow," "special," and "perfect" kids.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff